Have you booked a trip abroad or planning to do so? If you are now seeking travel health advice, Granta Medical Practices offer a Travel Clinic Service

The first step is to complete a Travel Risk Assessment Form so we can assess your risk. The risk assessment form can be downloaded or collected from Reception.

Once you have completed and returned the form, we will contact you by phone within one week to let you know if you need to attend for an appointment which we would then advise you to book. At your appointment the recommended vaccines or medications will be given and follow up injections planned. We regret that no traveller will be seen without a completed risk assessment form.

Before you book an appointment

To help us give you the best possible care, it is essential that you help us by following the instructions below.

  1. Download the Travel Risk Assessment Form or collect it from our reception
  2. Fill it in fully and return it to us no later than 5 weeks before you travel
  3. You will be contacted to arrange an appointment within 1 week of returning the form.

Before your appointment you are advised to go to: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk Look up the destination you are travelling to, print off the information, read it and bring it with you when you attend your appointment.

You can download our Basic Travel Advice Sheet or collect a copy from reception.

For additional information you can visit the following websites
www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
www.nathnac.org
www.fco.gov.uk/travel

Don't leave it too late

Most vaccinations need to be administered at least 4 weeks before departure and for some risky areas you will need to have injections 3 months before you travel. Getting the risk assessment to us in plenty of time is vital.

NHS services

Under the services a GP provides for travel, we are able to give vaccines to provide protection against hepatitis A, typhoid and tetanus, polio, diphtheria and basic travel advice free of charge.

Non-NHS services

In addition our Travel Clinic is able to offer a more specialist service with a greater choice of vaccines, for example rabies or yellow fever. These vaccines are not free on the NHS.

Travel Vaccination Costs

Some vaccinations are covered by the NHS and some will require payment. The clinician will make this clear when you make the appointment and you will be required to pay before your appointment.

Common Questions

I am leaving in less than 3 weeks time?

Inform reception they will offer you the next available travel clinic appointment you will still need to fill in and return the Travel Risk Assessment Form before the appointment and the clinician will do what they can but full immunisation may not be possible.

I think I only need a booster?

Fill in the Travel Risk Assessment Form stating previous injections and return and an appropriate appointment will be made.

Will all my injections be given at the appointment?

Some immunisation requires a course of up to 3 injections and you will be informed at your 1st appointment and further appointments planned.

Can I get antibiotics and needles if I am travelling to risky areas?

If it is recommended for the area you are travelling to, we are able to give you a private prescription for antibiotics and needles are provided in the travel packs that can be purchased.

Sawston Medical Centre
London Road
Sawston
Cambridge CB22 3HU

Appointments: 01223 727555

Linton Health Centre
Coles Lane
Linton
Cambridge CB21 4JS

Appointments: 01223 892555

Sawston Medical Practice and Linton Health Centre, two of the largest practices in South Cambridgeshire, merged to form Granta Medical Practices on 1st April 2016.